help please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by trinacsj24, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. trinacsj24

    trinacsj24 Out Of The Brooder

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    1. Are these buff brahmas?
    2. Pullet or roo?
    They are almost 5 weeks.[​IMG]

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  2. ftfarmer22

    ftfarmer22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say pullets. I had a bit of struggle finding the gender of my chicks, but trust me you have some pullets. My girls are 5 weeks old too. You can tell that they are pullets because they have the pale combs and small if any wattle development. Also I observed with my 3 week old rooster, that they tend to have a different temperament, more protective and a bit aggressive. I know this is a bit hard to believe coming from a person who posted a thread 4 days ago wondering if I have hens or roosters, but I have done my searching and went on many, many websites, articles, threads, and Youtube videos over the past 4 weeks and I am almost certain that you have some pullets. Hope this helps!! PS yes your chicks are Buff Brahmas.[​IMG]


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  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They are buff Brahmas.

    As to gender, it's too young to call pullet with confidence. Brahmas, being a giant breed, are slow to mature and sometimes you're still guessing at a few months old. Your best indicator will be how many rows the comb has. Females have a single row up the middle of the comb, males have a triple row with the one in the middle being larger. Males will also get red in the comb younger than pullets.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    buff brahmas
     
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    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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  6. trinacsj24

    trinacsj24 Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay thanks evwryone.
    I noticed that with brahmas even the hens can have red combs and waddles.
    I'm gonna Waite at least 2 more weeks to see if I can tell. I'm zoned for no roosters where I live so if it turns out they are I have to rehome them.
     
  7. donrae

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    All breeds of hens get red combs and wattles.....eventually. It's a sign of sexual maturity and fertility. The key is the age at which the redness happens. Before say 4 months, redness indicates a male.
     
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  8. trinacsj24

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    New pics of the 2 brahmas? Chick 1 is little smaller.[​IMG]
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  9. trinacsj24

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    Pullet or roo?
     
  10. ftfarmer22

    ftfarmer22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you show us a close up of combs and wattles, and also share a picture of the tail feathers spread, then we will be able to give you a certain answer:)
     

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